How to make Turai Ke Pakode -

Don’t be surprised – turai pakode taste great.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Ridge gourd (turai) (तुरई), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Turai Ke Pakode

Turai Ke Pakode Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Turai Ke Pakode Recipe

  • Ridge gourd (turai) 2

  • Oil 2-3 tablespoons + for deep-frying

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Chaat masala to sprinkle


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 2

Cut ridge gourd into roundels.

Step 3

Combine gram flour, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and 3 tablespoons warm oil along with some water to make a smooth batter.

Step 4

Put ridge gourd roundels into the prepared batter and mix well.

Step 5

Deep-fry each roundel into hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain in absorbent paper.

Step 6

Sprinkle some chaat masala on the pakodas and serve hot.

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